Euroleague Rumors

Asked about reports that he has been approached by representatives from Olimpia Milano — imagine Datome on the other side when the Celtics open their exhibition season in Milan against that team on Oct. 6 — Datome dismissed the talk as premature. “It’s very early because (NBA) free agency is so (early),” Datome said via phone from his home in Sardinia last week. “My agent told me that first the big players will sign, and then you have to wait. I’ve waited more than two months to get here, so I can wait two more.” “My agent is listening to proposals from European teams, and right now we’re not saying no to anyone. But I still want to see if anyone in the NBA wants to sign me.”
via Boston Herald
“I want to thank the Celtics and Coach Stevens because they gave me the opportunity,” Datome said. “I think I showed that I can play at this level. But if I play another year in the NBA, I would like to be one of those guys who plays every night.” Datome understands that he has to wait for these opportunities to take shape. His calls will come later this month. He admits that he can earn more money playing in Europe, where a nightly 35-minute role would be guaranteed. “There are some real opportunities in Europe,” he said. “But right now I am thinking about nothing.”
via Boston Herald
He knows how the semifinal in Madrid is shaping up. Both teams have former and future NBA players. Goudelock will find himself matched up against Rudy Fernandez and Sergio Llull. If the game is tight at the end, the ball is going to be in Goudelock’s hands. He will try to replace the mighty noise with a calming, intensifying silence. He will have to trust his instincts. He will need to believe in the teachings of Kobe. “The rules are different here, everything is so much different — the big games are almost like a stalemate where you’re beating each other up, so it comes down to who is executing down the stretch and hitting the big shots,” Goudelock says.
The Euroleague Basketball competition system for the 2015-16 will continue to feature 24 clubs in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season and 36 clubs in the Eurocup Regular Season, whilst the deadline for submitting pre-registration documents is May 15, 2015. Euroleague Basketball staff and the Financial Control Commission will review the clubs’ documentation, registering those clubs that subsequently qualify for each competition according to the Bylaws. After this the ECA Shareholders Executive Board, at its June meeting, will propose candidates for the wild-card vacancies in both competitions.
via TalkBasket
However, Amundson, who has played on 10 NBA teams (12 is the record), isn’t buying the rhetoric. The rugged if undersized 6-foot-9 grinder has heard it before. And the 32-year-old told The Post if the Knicks don’t come through, he likely will play in Europe next season and pass on an 11th NBA team. “Yeah, everything is on the table for me,’’ Amundson said. “I would like to play. I’ve been in this league, so I know what that’s like. So I think going overseas would be a new experience for me I think I’d enjoy. I’d get an opportunity to play. So yeah, everything’s on the table.’’
via New York Post